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Computerworld Names Afilias' Ram Mohan a Premier 100 Technology Leader

Honorees to receive award during AGENDA16 Conference

Dublin, Ireland – November 09, 2015 –IDG's Computerworld announces Ram Mohan, Afilias’ executive vice president and chief technology officer, as a 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leaders honoree. This year’s Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. The honorees will be receiving awards during the AGENDA16 conference March 21 – 23, 2016 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Florida.

"The Premier 100 awards program showcases the strategic thinking of an elite group of IT leaders who are using technology to digitally transform their organizations," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. 

"These dedicated executives are creating nimble IT organizations to respond to today's business needs quickly, and to integrate the influx of technologies such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things, social media, mobile, and wearables. They are actively recruiting talented IT pros for their departments and grooming them to take on new roles. They're also constantly adjusting their risk management strategies to align with the evolving security landscape," continued Finnie.

“We congratulate Ram for his well-deserved selection as a Premier 100 Technology leader,” said Afilias CEO Hal Lubsen.  “His leadership has helped improve DNS security across the Internet, and his deployments of DNSSEC, advanced DDoS techniques, and sophisticated abuse identification and mitigation processes have made domains in our care safer and more secure.”

Withover 25 years’ experience in technology, leadership and entrepreneurship within both public and private companies, Mohan has made major contributions to Internet security and stability. In addition to his responsibilities as CTO of Afilias, Mohan has served on the board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)since November 2008. His work has resulted in the creation of a globally available registry system that scales to support thousands of new top level domains while increasing flexibility, functionality and security.

"It is a great honor to receive this award. I would like to thank Computerworld and our incredible team at Afilias for their vision and support," said Ram Mohan.

The Premier 100 awards ceremony will be one of the highlights of the AGENDA16 Conference held March 21 - 23, 2016, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Florida. The Conference, to be attended by more than 300 influential business and senior IT executives, will focus on building the digital business. (More information is available at AGENDA16,


About the Premier 100 Technology Leadership Awards

The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year, nominees are invited to complete a questionnaire that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld’s IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at


About Afilias 

Afilias is the world’s second largest domain registry, with millions of domain names under management. Afilias powers a wide variety of top-level domains, including TLDs for countries, cities, brands, communities and generic terms. Afilias’ specialized technology makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful through a broad range of applications, including Internet domain registry services, managed DNS, and mobile Web services. For more information on Afilias services, visit


About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers, and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld’s award-winning website (, focusedconference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.5 million monthly page views (Omniture, November 2014 – January 2015 average) and was recognized in BtoB’s 2013 Media Power 50 list;  recognition Computerworld has received for more than five consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at

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